Wine and Olive Oil Tasting in Rethymno - Grekaddict

Wine and Olive Oil Tasting in Rethymno

From EUR 65

This 4 hour wine and olive oil tasting tour in Rethymno will introduce you to the island’s best wines and olive oils! Are you ready to join the fun?
The Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour in Rethymno will introduce you to Crete’s best wines and olive oils! Enjoy a morning of wine and olive oil tasting in Rethymno during, while visiting an olive oil factory and a renowned winery. You’ll get the chance to learn about Crete’s unique viticulture, the history and latest developments in the production of wine as well as taste different Cretan varieties and extra virgin olive oils. Be ready to take out your cameras as this wine and olive oil tasting tour also includes visiting a thousand year old olive oil tree!  Wrap up your wine and olive oil tasting tour in Crete with a cup of Greek coffee, or raki at a traditional coffee shop.

Additional info

As during the summer season there is no olive oil production, you will not have the chance to see the production in live action but  you will still get a detailed explanation from your guide.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (Rethymno District)
  • English, French speaking guide
  • Air-Conditioned bus transportation
  • Wine & olive oil tasting
  • Photos and videos sent to you for free electronically after the tour
  • All taxes, liability insurance, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off for non-Rethimno District hotels
  • Inform us of ANY food allergies

Duration

4 hours 

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  1. You will begin your wine and olive oil tasting at "Kanakis," a modern olive oil factory to learn about the process of olive oil production and taste the finest Cretan olive oil! The first thing you’ll notice here is an ancient olive oil tree that’s more than a thousand years old. You’ll continue through the innovative olive mill where all production steps and details are described thoroughly by the guide.
  2. Continuing your wine and olive oil tasting tour you will taste two different servings of the exquisite, extra virgin olive oil: you will try it in it’s purest form first, and then you will try the old fashion, traditional way with lemon and salt.
  3. After a 10' drive you will reach one of the best wineries of the region where you will enjoy a 30-40' guided tour in the winery, during which, participants will learn about the history, tradition and the latest developments in the production of wine. You will participate in a fully guided tour of the famous winerys plantation, the cellar, the production area and finally their shop.
  4. After the tour, you will continue to the wine tasting room, where you will be able to taste five types of wine, accompanied by traditional rusks and olives.
  5. Finally you will visit the small and beautiful Vrysses village in order to finish your day with a coffee or even better a raki or the Cretan "limoncello", accompanied by a traditional light snack.
  6. You will be back to your accomodation around 3 PM.

Highlights

  • Learn about the olive oil production.
  • Try Greek coffee.
  • Follow along a 30-40' guided tour in the winery.
  • Enjoy wine tasting of Cretan varieties.
  • Visit an olive oil factory and a thousand year old olive oil tree